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Helpful (4)

Running around doing nothing.

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Former Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC

I worked at AARP

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

The benefits package is comparable to other large organizations. Very metro accessible, Nice offices.

Cons

Managers do not seem to know anything about the jobs their staff's do. Raises and promotions are given out to people that are friends with management. The organization reorganizes every year as a way to legally cut staff without firing them. Most staff is required to reapply for their jobs every year during these reorganizations. Management is never cut, only non manager and blue collar workers. Everything is designed to protect upper management and most of the important work is not being done anymore in favor of tap dancing for insurance company ads on their products.

Advice to Management

Stop being paranoid if a person under you is doing good work. Promote people based on skill and experience rather than how often their managers eat lunch with them.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Average. Lack of leadership hinders the organization to continue to be relevant in the future.

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    Former Employee - Senior Advisor in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Advisor in Washington, DC

    I worked at AARP

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Passionate colleagues and work-life balance

    Cons

    Inept, ego driven senior management

    Advice to Management

    Provide leadership driven by empirical creativity and selflessness.


  2. Helpful (1)

    So much wasted potential

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    Current Employee - Senior Solution Specialist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Solution Specialist in Washington, DC

    I have been working at AARP

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great location and lots of sharp people within an amazing digital strategy group. In three years I gained a wealth of knowledge and grew my skill set just by working side by side with these folks. The social mission is admirable in an ideal world.

    Cons

    Most of the people I grew from were not in management. No mentorship. The management varies from team to team and there are some great leaders in the organization. In the same breath, most of the management team I encountered on a daily basis were power hungry and paranoid, unwilling to share critical information needed to help in decision making across groups - and even "making up" false data to share instead from time to time, if the false data served a purpose for said management. Reorganization is ongoing on some teams, so many teams never reach the "performing" or even "norming" stage of team cohesion. Group think is a HUGE issue in many departments, with blatent favoritism supported by management. Critical issues tend to get swept under the rug instead of dealt with and improved upon in a professional manner. Often times hostile behavior from favorites is rewarded.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to be accountable and then teach accountability. Learn to manage as a leader with your team as a central focus as opposed to managing as a boss with your career advancement as the central focus and your team as "weapons" in your "battle" to reach the top.


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